Top 20 Startups in Africa 2012

Checkout the list below from Forbes:

1. MXit

  • Founded: 2003
  • Country: South Africa
  • Description: MXit was one of the first Mobile Instant messaging services in the world and in Africa, and has a userbase of about 45m.
  • Website:

2. Yola

  • Founded: 2007
  • Country: South Africa
  • Description: Yola is a simple website builder and hosting service, that allows anyone without any HTML skills to easily create websites.
  • Website:

3. Dropifi (Ghana)

  • Founded: 2011
  • Country: Ghana
  • Description: Dropifi assists businesses better respond to incoming messages via their website, and also includes analytics for website owners.
  • Website:

4. Cobi Interactive

  • Founded: 2009
  • Country: South Africa
  • Description: Cobi interactive is a mobile software development company with clients
  • Website:

5. FloCash

  • Founded: 2010
  • Country: UK
  • Description: FloCash allows anyone with an email address and mobile number to send and receive money across Africa simply and easily.
  • Website:

6. Obami

  • Founded: 2009
  • Country: South Africa
  • Description: Obami is a social network and learning management system for schools, teachers and students
  • Website:

7. Bandeka 

  • Founded: 2011
  • Country: Ghana/Nigeria
  • Description: Bandeka is an exclusive social network, for building relationships/dating.
  • Website:

8. Jobberman 

  • Founded: 2009
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Description: Jobberman is west africa’s most popular job and placement website.
  • Website:

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